I did not have any Brandy in the house ~ so I used instead 1/2 C.of red wine plus 1/2 C. of fresh squeezed orange juice (these ingredients are common variations to traditional biscochito recipe's instead of using Brandy), also I used Butter Flavor Crisco instead of Lard and they turned out really good! I have used Lard before and as I live in N.M.that might be the preferred old fashioned way to do it (which I have) but I think the Butter Crisco gives them a lightness in the batter. These cookies get dusted with cinnamon/sugar before AND after baking - cooled on a wire rack - I would highly recommend this recipe -I only tweaked it slightly but this recipe is A KEEPER!! Great Dunkers in coffee OR milk =]
P.S. I DID sift the dry ingredients
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I did not have any Brandy in the house ~ so I used instead 1/2 C.of red wine plus 1/2 C. of...